3 hottest neighborhoods in D.C.
People from all over the world settle down in Washington D.C. As a result, its 130+ neighborhoods vary with respect to opportunities, ambiance, and charm. These 3 hottest neighborhoods top the charts in all categories.
D.C.’s Chinatown is a vibrant urban hub. As soon as you step off the Metro, a neon bright, 60-foot-high “Friendship Arch” welcomes you into the quaint neighborhood. It boasts a wide range of businesses, from large tech companies to tourist-friendly stores, as well as over 20 ethnic Chinese and Asian restaurants to satisfy all your noodle and dim sum cravings. Chinatown Coffee Co. is a neighborhood classic, brewing the best cups of coffee in the city. If you’re a museum enthusiast, you can simply walk to Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, or the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
You’ll never run out things to do, eat, and see if you’re located downtown. All the Smithsonian museums are right outside your door and are free to the public, which means you won’t have an excuse not to go. But touring the White House and flocking to the National Mall isn’t all there is to this energetic neighborhood. You can enjoy authentic German brews at Sauf Haus Bier Hall, attend a think tank discussion, or buy fresh produce at the FRESHFARM Farmers Market. Last but not least, some of D.C.’s top restaurants can be found downtown. For example, Founding Farmers, the most booked restaurant in the US serves a delectable farm-to-table cuisine that can’t be missed.
Shaw is the place to be, especially for the savvy, food-obsessed, movie geeks out there. The rows of Brick Federal and Victorian houses contrast with, yet complement the neighborhood’s industrial minimalist buildings and loft developments. To add to this seamless blend of the old and the new, two influential art house-type theaters — 9:30 Club and Howard Theater — still remain as cultural anchors. Trending restaurants and shops — like Hazel and Lincoln — pop up often at Shaw, so keep your eyes peeled.
You can’t go wrong with any neighborhood in D.C. The city has so much to offer and convenient public transportation to get around. But these three hottest neighborhoods are exceptional. Learn more about our coliving homes in downtown D.C., and book a free tour today.